27 March 2020 – Committee of experts established to provide advice to the national committee for the response to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Listening to scientists or health/other experts; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government

Overview: Decree n ° 2020-92 dated 27 March 2020 establishing the committee of experts to the national committee for the response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
Full details here: https://www.sgg.cg/textes-officiels/Congo-Decret-2020-92-creation-comite-experts-pres-comite-national-riposte-pandemie-coronavirus-COVID-19.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: A committee of experts is responsible, for: mobilize knowledge and expertise for the design and development of approaches development of operational capacities and the evaluation of their effects; propose measures to prevent the spread and impact of the pandemic in Coronavirus; participate in information, education and communication actions; issue opinions on the arrangements for the care of patients and subjects contacts; manage the pandemic database at COVID-19; suggest studies on the consequences of the COVID-19 on health, socio-demographic indicators and social determinants of health.